Women of the Pleasure Quarters at the British Museum

Women of the Pleasure QuartersThe British Museum has a new small exhibition in Room 3 – the one on the right of the main entrance as you go in. It’s a screen painted by Toyoharu Utamaro depicting the courtesans of the Kado-Tamaya (The Jewel House on the Corner) waiting for customers. If you want to know what the life of a courtesan in eighteen century Japan was like, this is a good place to find out. Continue reading